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Tim Dunne and Trine Flockhart

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780197265529

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197265529.001.0001

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Internationalism and Interventionism

Internationalism and Interventionism

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(p.231) Chapter 12 Internationalism and Interventionism
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Liberal World Orders
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Tim Dunne

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British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197265529.003.0013

This chapter argues that the spectre of imperial orders continues to haunt internationalism and has recently been resurrected with the increasing use, and expectation, of interventionism. It contemplates how the internationalist categories of ‘pluralism’ and ‘solidarism’ have conceived of the many dilemmas associated with the practice of intervention. Two different sets of reasons are usually offered for this practice — that liberal internationalists have enjoyed a significant power advantage, or, somewhat more sympathetically, that liberal internationalists are driven to intervene by moral purposes. The chapter concludes by showing how pluralism offers insights into how R2P, as a policy for guiding action in extreme cases of humanitarian catastrophe, could be decoupled from the moral vision of a world in which individual rights-based governance is the only acceptable comprehensive doctrine.

Keywords:   interventionism, responsibility to protect, pluralism, solidarism, humanitarian catastrophe, rights-based governance

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